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in front of the presidential palace in the north of the city. there was a short outbreak of violence when people removed the police lines and then moved towards the walls of the presidential palace. now, it is basically peaceful and calm. >> what does all this mean for the future of egypt? where is all this heading? them of the muslim brothers and sell a fist to demonstrated today. it is the day of the opposition. also, we have strikes at the newspapers. every day, somebody else is demonstrating, which also shows the deep rift of the egyptian society. nobody seems to have a way out of this constitutional crisis. in supposedly two weeks, we have to vote in a referendum, yes or no, but many people today said they do not want to vote yes or no. they want the whole referendum to fall down. >> thanks very much for that. >> it has been a very big day for germany's christian democrats. the party put on a show of complete unity as they reelected angela merkel as the party leader. she will now stand in national elections at the end of next year. after being renamed cdu chairwoman, delegates stood
of independence. >>> car bomb explosions rock two cities in central iraq killing 35 people and injuring more than 150. police suspect the attacks are spreading sectarian strife. two womans explode ebombs explo minutes apart. the blast killed 27 people and injured more than 130. another car bomb left eight people dead and more than 20 bounded. police suspect sunnie treextrems are targeting neighborhoods. concerns are growing that the unstable security situation may affect the plans of foreign companies doing business in the oil producing country. >>> representatives of countries try to put the squeeze on the syrian government are gathering in tokyo. they are taking part in an international conference to discuss strengthening sanctions. japanese officials say the aim is to get assad to stop the violence against his own people. delegates from more than 60 countries are attended the conference. they include representatives from the gulf region and the west. it's the first meeting of its kind in asia. a spokesperson for the syrian national coalition talked to nhk in egypt ahead of the conference. it w
major cities have to weed through the crowds in the morning rush hour. kim does that in seoul every day. he gets on the subway with a chart weighing 50 kilograms. he's 73 years old. kim earns around $600 a month delivering parcels all over the city. >> translator: this job means a lot to me financially. i will have to find another one if i lose it. >> reporter: elderly who live in urban centers provide a lot of similar services. they say they're happy just to have a job. south korea introduced the public pension system 13 years ago. people who paid into it for at least ten years receive a pension. but just under a third of the population age 65 and above have managed to contribute. they earn an average of about $275, but most have to keep working. some elderly live in rural areas and are pushed to their limits. this is the intensive care unit for people struggling with pesticide abuse. it launched last year in response to growing elderly patients trying to end their lives by drinking the poison. doctors say 95% of the patients arrive after attempting suicide. >> translator: it used to b
in a city in hiogo prefecture and she oresat h asend death. prosecutors have indicted suda hba, st-ilad nsveigorsavii wi, predf odndatd ysal asebere they died. inoscas eyayelivof the victims o carried out the abuse.li have f connected to this case and ke dd. investigators say sumida's im c. dunghati, tinsnd police had warning signs. but they didt t. lalaenrcenisaral to blame, but so is the japanese ndcy to spect ivy. earlier, gene otani spoke with k worls porteroverin this story. >> you have been following the case. how did this casco tlit?>> y, g. it first came up a year ago when a woman ed to a poce station and said she'd been kidnapped since then the police have found dead bodies in different parts of western jap. instats y mi w t mastermind behind the death. here's how they say it all worked. sumida's family ulsoho brainwash control members of different families. those indivials would be encouraged to help her keep their own relatives confin against their will. and then they would abuse those relatives. some of those individuals have al binct. police say the alleged victims we
early to moscow and brought an unusual amount of snow with it. the city dispatched within 10,000 snowplows, but it was not enough. rush-hour traffic backed up for miles and moved at a snail's pace. 50 centimeters of fresh snow are expected by friday. some are pleased. others less so. >> it makes you feel happy. it reminds you of the new year and holidays. >> horrible. i think it is horrible. dirt and pedals everywhere. i do not like it. >> in central europe, things look similar. a cold front is moving from the south and east across germany. in bavaria, slick roads caused morning accidents. meteorologists say temperatures will remain cold and snow will blanket germany by the weekend -- perfect weather to visit the christmas markets. >> speaking of christmas, there is less than a month to go now -- can you believe it? before the holiday. the season would not be complete without the christmas tree at rockefeller center. the mayor himself hit the switch at the ceremony, which drew thousands of spectators. >> it is a tradition that dates all the way back to 1933. like every year,
people died in the city of new bataan when a flash flood hit an emergency shelter. the storm has weakened, but the search continues for the hundreds of people still missing. the amount we will take a look at what the european commission is doing to fight -- >> we will take a look at what the european commission is doing to fight youth unemployment. >> foreign ministers have been meeting in brussels to discuss the withdrawal of troops from afghan. at issue is how the training and employment of local security forces is to be funded. all nato troops are set to be pulled out of afghanistan by the end of 2014. >> the people of thailand have been celebrating the 85th birthday of their king. he made a rare public appearance in bangkok before tens of thousands of well-wishers. in every speech, he appealed for unity and stability in the divided country. he has reigned for 66 years. >> a bush fire in australia has threatened homes in northern sydney. firefighters had contained the blaze, which caused traffic problems as thick smoke blew across the city. according to local media, officials believe t
channel in the classroom." >> in "a tale of two cities," charles dickens wrote, "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times." he could have been describing middle school. no question, middle school can be a challenge, and the challenges are different for guys than they are for girls. this week, scott reports on surviving middle school from the boys' perspective. >> middle school is life-changing. >> middle school is competitive. >> annoying. >> confusing. >> it's stressful. >> middle school is a circus juggling act. >> those comments don't surprise dr. michael thompson, a psychologist and an author. he spent a lot of time studying the issues boys face in school. >> boys are not as wired as well for school as girls are. it's a harder fit for them, and it is right to middle school, because they're so much more physically active, they're so much more impulsive, and they want to be outside running around. >> and boys are more likely than girls to drop out before finishing high school. but schoolwork isn't the only challenge boys face in middle school. >> i really appreciate you comin
clashes with police. one demonstrator died of tear gas inhalation. public anger has spread to other cities in egypt. in alexandria, protesters attacked the local offices of the muslim brotherhood. pressure may be mounting, but so far, the president has shown no sign of giving in. >> many of those joining these latest protests also took part in last year's revolution, which overthrew hosni mubarak. >> 1 blogger originally supported president morsi and saw him as a force for change, but the latest developments in the country are giving him reason to take to the streets again. >> he thought his time as a revolutionary was over, but now, he is back at the place where he and his friends protested against then president hosni mubarak two years ago the mode is the same as it was then, but the chant is different. he's calling for resistance to the current president. >> i am even more disappointed by the constitutional declaration issued on november 21, which has given him a god- like powers that make him an even worse dictator. >> he is a prominent lawyer. his voice carries weight here. not long a
spain as temperatures continue to plunge. the country has issued snow alerts in 16 cities where the snow has forced local authorities to close many roads. fortunately, the snow is not always a negative impact, though. here in sierra nevada, granada, the people are getting out there and enjoying it as the winter sports resort opened up here. so good news, not everybody is looking down on this in a negative aspect. many people are getting out there and at least enjoying it. but as far as temperatures, all that cold air coming down, things are cooling off here in london and paris. but overnight temperatures around zero and the highs only at 5 on your saturday. now here's a look at your extended forecast. ♪ >>> we'll be back with more updates in 30 minutes. i'm gene otani in tokyo. for all of us here at nhk world, thanks for joining us. have a great day wherever you are.
in oklahoma city. getting back to normal across the eastern seaboard. finally, let's go over to the european continent. lots of things are going on. frigid air is blanketing the north, producing snow showers for parts of the british isles, southern scandinavian peninsula. rain is intensifying over the iberian peninsula. storms affecting the central and east mediterranean because we have frigid air to the north colliding with warmer air from africa. severe weather will continue into your friday. temperatures are very chilly. only zero degrees in berlin. minus 1 in moscow. minus 2 in warsaw. 4 in paris. you may see snow showers on friday. here's the extended forecast. >>> that's all for this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. do stay with us.
, cities stripped. at night, the sea, barbaric bellows stifled, sprawls outside the window, framed like a dark, unruly landscape. behind us is a darker kind of dark: i watch your eyes for signals. the music makes a pause for prophecy: 'tomorrow, off-shore breezes and warmth to each other's warmth,' we do not listen." >> that was how long ago? >> 1968. >> you had been married -- >> we had been married 18 years, at that point. >> how does love change from then to now? >> it's more profound and more essential. it was very strong right from the beginning. we met on the first day of french class at northwestern university in 1946. and we've been together ever since. >> she became a playwright, didn't she? >> she was a playwright. and her plays have been produced about 60 times in mostly new york and los angeles. and i appreciate her work on my poetry and other things i write. she is a wonderful critic. four years ago, she had a stroke. and that kind of put an end to her writing. so that was a very sad thrust. >> i'm curious as to this poem, "this year's valentine." where did that come from?
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